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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 23 May 1997 (USA)
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A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ian Malcolm
... Sarah Harding
... Roland Tembo
... Peter Ludlow
... John Hammond
... Nick Van Owen
... Kelly Curtis (as Vanessa Lee Chester)
... Dieter Stark
... Ajay Sidhu
... Eddie Carr
... Dr. Robert Burke
... Tim
... Lex
... Carter (as Thomas Rosales)
... Cathy Bowman
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Storyline

A research team is sent to an island miles away from the previous home of Jurassic Park, to document and photograph the now liberated dinosaurs. However, InGen the BioEngineering company has sent another larger team to the same island to catch, sedate, and transport some dinosaurs to San Diego where they will be used in a new Jurassic Park location. But life always finds a way. Will both teams return to the mainland with successful findings? Or will another tragedy occur? Written by Eric

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Rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi terror and violence | See all certifications »

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23 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jurassic Park 2  »

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Budget:

$73,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,161,880, 23 May 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$229,086,679

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$618,638,999
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Trivia

Screenwriter David Koepp took the names Roland and Van Owen from a song by Warren Zevon called "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner". See more »

Goofs

The geography in Costa Rica is such that looming mountain ranges create radically different isolated ecosystems. Some of these isolated systems are pine forests, therefore the vegetation portrayed in the film is realistic. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs. Deirdre Bowman: I love you. Thank you so much. Fabulous!
[a glass of white wine is poured]
Mrs. Deirdre Bowman: Thank you, Geoffrey.
Geoffrey: You're welcome.
Mrs. Deirdre Bowman: We'll also take a bottle of red, as well. Thank you.
Geoffrey: Certainly.
Mrs. Deirdre Bowman: Right. Now... Oh!
Mr. Paul Bowman: [handed a glass of wine] Thank you, Bernard.
Bernard: You're welcome.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

David Koepp is listed as the "unlucky bastard" because he was eaten by the T-Rex. Koepp wrote the screenplay. See more »

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Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, op. 13 'Pathetique'
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Jenõ Jandó (as Jeno Jando)
Courtesy of Naxos of America
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Epic, wondrous and thrilling: The Lost World remains the best sequel in the Jurassic Park series.
1 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

Steven Spielberg's sequel to his Syfy classic Jurassic Park not only follows the same formula that fuels the fire of the original movie but has a rhythm of it's own to be it's own film. It's a darker, sleeker film this time around with a mean streak that delivers the goods ten fold yet never forgets it's roots as an intelligent thriller with a lot of heart. Jeff Goldblum once again provides the intelligent and dramatic backbone that drives the story forward while Richard Attenborough provides once again the majestic presence that makes this movie meaningful. Throw in a wonderful and strong turn by Julianne Moore and a strong scene stealing turn by the late great Pete Postlethweite and you have a stronger cast of characters than you had with the original.

Spielberg brings some of his best bag of tricks to this film as well with some of the most show stopping scenes in the series including a falling Trailer scene that has to be seen to believe and to this day, the most scary raptor attack ever put on film. While there are a few viewers who did not like the climax in San Diego, that climax still packs a fun, mean wallop that neither the two sequels that followed (The horrid Jurassic Park 3 and the so so Jurassic World) have top in their entire films.

While Spielberg and his main cast of characters did not return for the next two films in the series, nothing can take away from the sheer fun and excitement that The Lost World gives to the series. You never know, Spielberg could just come back again with his crew to bring the Jurassic Park series back to it's former glory.


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